South Florida April 11-13, 2014!
LAST MINUTE NEWS AS OF THURS. APRIL 10 – If you haven’t registered and want to come you have 2 choices. Either register online and bring a copy of your paid receipt to the event (or show us on your phone), or pay on site. Or register at the party on Friday or come Saturday morning. There is still space and a few sportfishing and party boat fishing spots left. We are leaving at noon Friday Apr. 11 and may not be able to check emails. Any questions call 954-475-9068, leave a message with your phone number too if we are on another line. If it’s about this weekend, please CALL at this point. Hope to see you!
Today is your lucky day! We have left the $99 early entry special up longer so more can take advantage of this super deal!
Learn to fish in the South Florida, where offshore fishing is fantastic! A unique opportunity to learn from talented instructors!
Capt. Lee Lavery will help you learn about the equipment, rods, reels, tackle, what it is and how to use. She leads the chapter and sets a great role model! Capt. Mike Genoun of Florida Sport Fishing Magazine will share deepwater fishing techniques. Capt. Brian Liebowitz was popular last year for his inshore fishing techniques and is coming back! Capt. Jason Peters will show fly casting.
All at I.T. Parker Community Center, Dania Beach
Friday, April 11
6-8 pm: Welcome Reception and Networking! Sponsored by Harbor Financial Services, the South Florida “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Chapter and Cabot Cheese! Master Chef Potluck Contest, Bring an Appetizer! “Handy Tips for keeping your boat and other household items looking good” – Bill Lindsey, Starbrite. Raffle and beginning of Silent Auction. Open to the Public, men welcome. Mingle with the captains & sponsors and meet the other ladies fishing on your boat!
Saturday, April 12
8:30 – 9:45am: Fishing Orientation, Conservation by Heather Sneed FWC
9:45 – 10:00 Break
Room A: 10:00 – 11:00 am: Fishing Basics - Capt. Lee Lavery
Room B: 10:00 – 11:00 am: Inshore Fishing – Capt. Brian Liebowitz (Choose one or the other)
Room A: 11:00 – Noon: Deepwater and Bottom Fishing – Capt. Mike Genoun, Florida Sport Fishing Magazine
12:00 – 1: 00 pm: Lunch, Fishing Fashion Show, Reeling against a human fish, demonstrated by Betty Bauman
1:10 – 3:30 or 4:00 pm – Fly Fishing demo and indoor/outdoor skill stations:
1:10 – 1:25 pm: Flyfishing Demonstration – Capt. Jason Peters
Skill stations/one on one practice includes knot tying, spin casting, net casting, lure usage, ballyhoo rigging, dehooking, venting and conservation, boat handling, trailer backing, gaffing grapefruits, how to use tackle and rod/reel repair and maintenance!
3:30 or 4 pm: Auction, raffle and final announcements
Sun. April 13:
Fishing Adventure, optional and additional. See rates on Registration Form. Followed by fish fillet demonstration.
South Florida University Rates
$99 Early Registration Special for first 20 to register – get movin! This special discount is almost full! We put this low rate back up due to some recent media to offer it to you but sign up soon, it’s going to the regular rate of $135.
$135 Regular registration after first 20 register
Fishing Rates (Optional/additional, Rates are per person. Coming alone? Don’t worry, no need to fill the boat, we do it for you!):
$45 Fishing from Party Boat (8:30am-12:30 pm, $5 gratuity not incl.) Bottom fish for grouper and snapper, perhaps mackerel! Includes use of rod/reel.
$135 Offshore Sportfishing Boat (1/2 day approx. 8 am – noon), gratuity not incl., 6 persons/per boat) Fish for sailfish, kingfish, wahoo, dolphin and more! In a half day you can get right out into the Gulf Stream and return with fish!
Overnight Accommodations at:
Holiday Inn Express Fort Lauderdale Airport – South, 201 N Federal Highway, Dania Beach, FL 33004 954-925-5500 A few minutes drive from the I.T. Parker Community Center
$169 King, $179 2 Queen – New Hotel opened 11/2013 Good till 3/20/2014
Amenities: Shuttle from Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport ( guests must call hotel), Express Start Breakfast Bar 6-10 am daily, Complimentary high-speed internet access and free wireless, fitness center, new outdoor swimming pool and patio area, Priority Club Rewards
New! No Worries Cancellation Policy – Only $20! Not sure about your plans? Click HERE to view this new policy before registering! You will have a chance to accept or decline it when registering.
Note: Please sign up for University Registration and Fishing Choice at the same time. You will not be able to return to the form for Fishing Choice only. If you need help please call 954-475-9068.